Events, Meetings & Announcements
WAWA's Rain Barrel Sale
Through Nov. 14 - Outdoor Activity Center
The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance is having a rain barrel sale! All proceeds will help fund projects in Proctor Creek Watershed and support the Proctor Creek Stewardship Council. These rain barrels are great for small home gardens and large urban farm irrigation systems. Includes a food grade 55 gallon drum plus a kit to connect to gutter downspouts and spigots, all for just $40! Click here more information and to purchase. Purchases can be made through November 14, 2015.
FREE Composting Workshops
Runs through October - Various Locations
The Food Well Alliance has announced their Healthy Soil, Healthy Community Initiative, a collaborative effort to support community gardening through educational tools, technical assistance, online resources and community events. Free compost workshops are available from June through October, and are designed to help you improve your garden's soil and increase your composting skills. In addition to the workshops, your garden may be qualified to receive a Healthy Soil Tool Kit consisting of: quality compost, a compost bin, a compoting thermometer, a soil test, a weatherproof instructional sign, and a healthy soil recourse guide. For more information and to register, visit the Food Well Alliance website.
Oct. 10 - Blue Heron Nature Preserve - 7:30pm
Which owl sounds the eeriest? Decide for yourself when you join Blue Heron staff on a nighttime exploration of the Preserve. You'll learn why owls are some of the stealthiest of nocturnal predators while enjoying kettle corn and apple cider. Then head out to the Emma Lane wetlands property to listen for and try to spot a few owls! Bring a flashlight and wear walking shoes that can get wet and muddy! This event will from from 7:30 - 9 p.m. and is $10 / person. Register at the Blue Heron website.
Summerhill Fall Fest
Oct. 10 - Georgia Ave - 11am
The Summerhill Fall Fest is an annual festival sponsored by the Organized Neighbors of Summerhill. The Fest features a diverse line up of music, great food, arts and crafts, vendors, and fun games for all ages. Park Pride will be on-site to display the final visioning plan maps for the Parks of Summerhill from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Come see us!
Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition Meeting
Oct. 14 - Ben Hill Park - 7:30am
On the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department visit a different park to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. This month, we'll meet at Ben Hill Park Recreation Center (2405 Fairburn Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331) from 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Love Your Block Grant Deadline
Oct. 15 - Online - 12pm
Love Your Block (LYB) is a program to support citizens and neighborhood groups who want to plan and organize efforts to beautify their communities. This year, Love Your Block will be offered as a grantmaking track of the Neighborhood Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, with an October 15 application deadline. LYB provides mini-grants up to $1,000 to residential groups in the metro Atlanta area. Submit application materials by 12pm on Thursday, October 15th to meet the deadline. Application materials are available on The Community Foundation website.
Oct. 16 - Chastain Park - 7pm
Join the Chastain Park Conservancy on Friday, October 16 from 7-11 pm at Chastain Park Amphitheater for the annual Rock Chastain! event to benefit the conservancy! This year's concert will feature Georgia native Michelle Malone, as well as Chuck Leavell and Friends! For more information about the concert and to purchase tickets, visit the Chastain Park Conservancy website.
Whittier Mill Village's Parktoberfest
Oct. 17 - Whittier Mill Park - 3pm
Parktoberfest is a traditional Fall festival that raises funds to improve Whittier Mill Park's greenspace and historic elements. Featuring live music from nationally recognized artists, great food, craft beer, and a silent auction. Come out and enjoy yourself while exploring Atlanta's true hidden gem! For more information and to register, visit the Parktoberfest website.
Candler Park Conservancy Public Input Meeting
Oct. 24 - First Existentialist Congregation -
The Candler Park Conservancy is eager to get input from nearby residents about the priorities of the organization and what people want to see accomplished in the park. Join the Conservanc on Saturday, October 24th from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the First Extentialist Congregation (470 Candler Park Dr. NE) to learn more about the overall goals of the Conservancy and provide input where you believe the group and members should focus.
Volunteer at W.D. Thompson Park
Oct. 24 - W.D. Thompson Park - 9am
Join the Friends of W.D. Thompson Park on October 24th from 9am-noon for a volunteer project in the park. There are plenty of invasives to tackle, trails to restore, and new steps and water crossings to design and build. Parking is on Mason Woods Drive, off Mason Mill Rd between Houston Mill and Clairmont. Hope to see you there!
Naturalist & Photography Walk with Eco-A
Oct. 24 - Herbert Greene Nature Park - 9:30am
Join on this nature and photography walk with Eco-A at Herbert Green Nature Park, one of Atlanta's premier natural gems, located near the Boulder Park neighborhood. Photographers will enjoy opportunities to photograph interesting light in the forest, a high diversity of tree types with varying bark types and leaf shapes, and great fall color. If you don't havea camera, one will be provided for you. For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.
Park Pride's Grant DEADLINE
Oct. 26 - 5pm
October 26th, 5pm is the deadline to apply for Park Pride's Community Building and Legacy Grants. For all information pertaining to grant information and schedule, visit the Funding Your Park page.
Naturalist Walk in Deepdene Park with Eco-A
Oct. 31 - Deepdene Park - 10am
Join Eco-A for a naturalist walk in Deepdene Park on October 31st from 10 a.m. - noon. At 22 acres, Deepdene is the largest of the Olmstead Linear Parks located in the Atlanta/DeKalb County Druid Hills neighborhood. Diverse species and exceptional champion trees are the hallmark of this remnant of the old growth forest that includes nearby Fernbank and Frazer forests. For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.
Park Pride's Cider & Donut Social
Nov. 14 - Arabia Mountain - 2pm
Join Park Pride for the cider and donuts at this Friend of the Park social. Share stories of success from 2015 and plot plans for 2016. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow park enthusiast and learn more about Park Pride’s Friends of the Park program. This social will run from 2-4pm at Arabia Mountain. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this event. Register today.
Volunteer at W.D. Thompson Park
Nov. 14 - W.D. Thompson Park - 9am
Join the Friends of W.D. Thompson Park on November 14th from 9am-noon for a volunteer project in the park. There are plenty of invasives to tackle, trails to restore, and new steps and water crossings to design and build. Parking is on Mason Woods Drive, off Mason Mill Rd between Houston Mill and Clairmont. Hope to see you there!
Volunteer at W.D. Thompson Park
Dec. 12 - W.D. Thompson Park - 9am
Join the Friends of W.D. Thompson Park on December 12th from 9am-noon for a volunteer project in the park. There are plenty of invasives to tackle, trails to restore, and new steps and water crossings to design and build. Parking is on Mason Woods Drive, off Mason Mill Rd between Houston Mill and Clairmont. Hope to see you there!